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February 22, 2015
Front Row: Katelyn Cobb, Morgan Whitley, Sierra Johnson Back Row: Clif Johnson, Sean Wade, Bill Beale, Cynthia Cobb
Petersburg, VA - On Sunday, February 22, 2015, three players from Southampton Storm 18U Gold signed to play collegiate softball for Richard Bland College.
Katelyn Cobb, Sierra Johnson and Morgan Whitley will continue to play softball together this fall and will join two Storm alumni at Richard Bland College under Head Coach, Martha Covington and Associate Head Coach Jennie Harp. Cobb is a pitcher and outfielder, Johnson is a 1st baseman and power hitter and Whitley is a 3rd baseman and shortstop. Katelyn, Sierra and Morgan are on Southampton Storm 18U Gold which is coached by Sean Wade, Cynthia Cobb, Bill Beale and Clif Johnson.
Katelyn Cobb is from Newsoms and is the daughter of Cynthia Cobb. She is a senior at Southampton High School and will finish her school ball career playing for Coach Amy Davis and the Lady Indians. Katelyn is an honor student and is involved with several clubs and organizations at Southampton High School. She got her start coming up through the Newsoms recreation league program starting with t-ball and finishing with 16U softball. Katelyn began playing travel softball in 2010, Katelyn has played Southampton Storm, she has guest played for several local travel teams and is one of the three Captains on the 18U Gold team. In 2013, Katelyn was diagnosed with a 2nd degree heart block with irregular beats and had to have a pacemaker inserted to correct this disorder. She was unable to playing softball for 8 weeks, but that did not stop Katelyn from going to travel ball practices and games. Katelyn aspires to become a Physical Therapist after attending Richard Bland.
Sierra Johnson is from Capron and is the daughter of Clif and Brenda Johnson. Sierra is a senior at Southampton High School and will be playing her final year of school ball for Coach Amy Davis. She is an honor student, a member of numerous clubs and organizations and has played four years of Field Hockey, three years of Basketball and three years of Softball at Southampton High School. She began playing softball for Capron-Drewryville Athletic Association in 2007 after moving to Capron from Suffolk and played her final recreation league softball game in 2013. In 2010, she began her travel ball career by playing for Southampton Storm; where she is one of the three Captains on the 18U Gold team. Sierra would like to become a Nurse Practitioner after she receives an Associate’s Degree from Richard Bland.
Morgan Whitley is from Franklin and is the daughter of Jennifer Whitley and granddaughter of Harry and Kathy Whitley. She is a senior at Windsor High School and will play her final year of school ball under Head Coach Sean Wade. Morgan played t-ball and softball for Windsor and Smithfield recreation leagues. Beginning travel softball in 2008, Morgan has played for the Lady Bombers, the Lady Tides, Hampton Roads Warriors and Southampton Storm. Richard Bland College is the first step in Morgan’s collegiate plan; she would like to become a Non-Invasive Cardiologist.
Cobb, Johnson and Whitley will bring the total number of Storm Alumni that has gone on to play Collegiate Softball to 12 in the mere 5 years that Southampton Storm has been in existence. Storm Alumni are currently playing at Bridgewater, Daytona State, Ferrum, Richard Bland, Sweetbriar and Virginia State.
Southampton Storm Fastpitch will be hosting a Nixon's BBQ Fundraiser
Date: March 7, 2015
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: $8.00 a plate which includes: Fried Chicken, BBQ, Coleslaw, Potatoes and Hush Puppies
Tickets available from any Storm player or parent
Walk-ups welcome on day of event
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18U Gold and 14U Red Finish In 2nd Place in Turkey Bowl Tournament
14U Red - Silver Bracket Runner-ups
18U Gold - Runner-ups
Richmond, VA ~ Southampton Storm 18U Gold, 16U Black and 14U Red competed in the Softball Nation Turkey Bowl tournament at Harry G. Daniel Park at Ironbridge. All three teams braved the cold temperatures to play the final tournament of the fall season. 18U Gold finished 2nd in the 18U Championship game and the 14U Black finished 2nd in the 14U Silver Championship.